Catherine, a new reader of The Armenian Kitchen wrote asking for a common name of a specialty herb she came across.
Here’s her request:
“While searching for Armenian Herbed Flatbread information I found your site and also a reference to a "specialty" herb used. Can you give me the English or Latin name of this herb. The special herb is called either [sic] carmantyuc or kndzmdzuk.”
So, I did some hunting, came up empty-handed, and suggested to Catherine that I’d put this request on the website.
Catherine thought that was a great idea, and added:
“I am always interested in new-to-me culinary herbs and spices. I live in the Phoenix, AZ area and because of that I can grow just about any herb or spice (with rare exceptions) here. Regarding the herb in question, it may be a regional variety of a common family, like oregano, thyme or mint, so a 'hint' may help find it :-)”
There you have it, folks.
If anyone reading this knows an English or Latin name for carmantyuc or kndzmdzuk, please leave a comment, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once we have an answer, I’ll post it for all to see. Thanks a bunch!